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FGS Westerwald A1435


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FGS Westerwald A1435

FGS Westerwald A1435 seen here inbound to the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 20th February 2009. Bound for Newcastle upon Tyne as part of a German Navy Mine Hunter Squadron on a courtesy visit. Photographed from North Shields Ferry Landing.

The Westerwald class transport ships are used by the German Navy to carry ammunition and other materials - they are also armed.

Displacement: 4,042 tonnes (3,978 long tons)
Length: 105.3 m (345 ft 6 in)
Beam: 14 m (45 ft 11 in)
Draft: 4.6 m (15 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines, 4,200 kW (5,632 hp), 2 shafts
Speed: 17 knots (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Capacity: Up to 1,080 tonnes (1,063 long tons)
Complement: 3160, partly civilians